Pounded Burdock Root

Pounded Burdock Root

Pound, boil, then toss. There you have it! Pounded burdock root!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Burdock root
2 (250 g)
4 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
a pinch
Ground sesame seeds
5 tablespoons


1. Scrape off the skin from the burdock. Chop into 5 cm lengths, then, to remove the bitterness, soak in vinegar water (vinegar not listed in ingredients). Cut lengthwise in half or lengthwise in quarters.
2. Pound the burdock with a rolling pin to make them permeable for seasoning. Boil for 7 to 8 minutes in a generous amount of hot water, then drain.
3. Evenly combine the A ingredients, add the burdock while hot, then it's ready to eat!

Story Behind this Recipe

It's a shame to only eat this at new year's; I want to be able to eat it any time! Try it when you get fresh burdock.